The "Handbook of the Biology of Aging, 7e, " is 100% revised
from the 6th edition. Providing a comprehensive synthesis and
review of the latest research findings in the biology of aging, it
is intended as a summary for researchers, and is also suitable as a
high level textbook for graduate and upper level undergraduate
courses. The 7th edition is organized into two main sections, first
covering the basic aging processes and then the medical physiology
of aging. This puts less emphasis on research germane only to
specific species and more emphasis on the mechanisms that affect
aging across species, and what this means medically for the aging
of humans. This volume allows basic researchers to keep abreast of
basic research outside their subdiscipline as well as recent
clinical findings, while allowing medical, behavioral, and social
gerontologists to understand what basic scientists and clinicians
Coverage of basic aging processes includes the effects of
dietary restriction, somatotropic axis, free radicals, apoptosis,
adipose tissue, stem cells, leukocyte telomere dynamics, genetics,
sirtuins, inflammation, and protein homeostasis on aging. Coverage
of the medical physiology of aging includes several chapters on
aging effects on the human brain including changes in brain
myelination, cerebral microvasculature, and cerebral vascular
dysfunction. Additional chapters include research on aging
pulmonary function, insulin secretion, thermoreception and
thermoregulation, calorie restriction, frailty & mortality, and
sex differences in longevity and aging. This more
clinically-oriented section advances our understanding of what to
expect, how to prevent, and how to treat common medical effects of
The "Handbook of the Biology of Aging, 7e" is part of the
"Handbooks of Aging" series, including "Handbook of the Psychology
of Aging" and "Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences," also in
their 7th editions.
Contains basic aging processes as determined by animal research as
well as medical physiology of aging as known in humansCovers hot
areas of research, like stem cells, integrated with longstanding
areas of interest in aging like telomeres, mitochondrial function,
etc.Edited by one of the fathers of gerontology (Masoro) and
contributors represent top scholars in gerintology
Academic Press Inc
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||Handbooks of Aging
Edward J. Masoro
• Steven N Austad
||Electronic book text - Windows
||7th Revised ed.
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